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Mitsubishi Electric Aims to Double Satellite Component Production with New Facility

By Kendall Russell | June 2, 2017
      Rendition of Kamakura Works facility. Photo: Mitsubishi Electric.

      Rendition of Kamakura Works facility. Photo: Mitsubishi Electric.

      Mitsubishi Electric announced that it has completed construction of a facility that will double the satellite component production capacity of its Kamakura Works’ Sagami Factory in Sagamihara, Japan. Mitsubishi Electric expects the new facility, its core production and testing site for solar array panels, structural panels and other satellite components, will help grow the company’s share of the global satellite market once production starts this October.

      The new facility will introduce a number of advanced manufacturing machines, such as high-precision machining equipment and automated welding machines, which will help the factory double its production capacity. Existing machines currently dispersed throughout the factory will be concentrated in the new facility. According to Mitsubishi Electric, the realization of seamlessly integrated production processes — from component and panel production to final testing — will further increase production efficiency, shorten production time, reduce costs and elevate product quality.